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AEW All In 2023 (Wrestling Review)


All In

London, England

Aug. 27th, 2023


ROH World Tag Team Title Match
Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) (c) vs. Better Than You Bay Bay (Adam Cole & MJF)

This was safe and stayed quicker. Without risking MJF or Cole much for their main event this was still a lot of fun. The crowd was super into the spots at the end and it worked great with the story they have. 

3.5 / 5

FTW Title Match
Jack Perry (c) vs. Hook

This was pretty much just a brawl mostly. It was fine as Hook isn’t ready for a long match and having him win back his dads belt is a moment to cheer. Perry losing though isn’t helping his much. 

2.5 / 5

Real AEW World Title Match
CM Punk (c) vs. Samoa Joe

These two know how to put on a good match and this opening got the crowd really going. It wasn’t there best match though but even then they still put on a solid match. No one expected Punk to lose either though. 

3 / 5

Six Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club Gold (Jay White & Juice Robinson) & Konosuke Takeshita (w/Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) vs. The Golden Elite (Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi)

Ibushi still has some rust on him but this was better looking for him. This was 20 minutes of all action pretty much. Everyone got their big moments in and this sets up Omega / Takeshita at All Out likely. 

4 / 5

AEW World Tag Team Title Match
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)

FTR winning shocked me a little but I think its the better outcome. This was really good with the teams exchanging finishers and getting their close calls in. A showcase of two of the best tag teams in the world going at it. 

4 / 5

Stadium Stampede Match
Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta), Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy & Penta El Zero Miedo (w/Alex Abrahantes) vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta), Mike Santana & Ortiz

At times hard to follow but a lot of fun as a 20 minute brawl. They went everywhere, did endless spots, and there was a lot of carnage and blood. Pretty much everything you’d expect here and hopefully it sets up some more matches here. 

4 / 5

AEW Women’s World Title Four Way Match
Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Saraya vs. Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD

This was short and Saraya getting the win was expected given her family and home being there. This likely leads to Outcasts breaking up too. Baker was sort of just there and Shida gets a short title reign. 

2.5 / 5

Coffin Tag Team Match
Christian Cage & Swerve Strickland (w/Prince Nana) vs. Darby Allin & Sting

A lot of fun and you knew what was gonna happen. Sting isn’t losing a match really especially with Darby. So from there it was just two teams having fun with big spots and the crowd was super behind it. 

4 / 5

Singles Match
Chris Jericho (w/Sammy Guevara) vs. Will Ospreay (w/Don Callis)

Ospreay getting the win here was right as he’s one of the best in the world and likely signing with AEW soon. Jericho held his own well but him winning wouldn’t have made any sense. 

3 / 5

AEW World Trios Title Open House Match
The House Of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black) (w/Julia Hart) (c) vs. Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

It didn’t overstay its welcome and gave Acclaimed / Gunn a big win here. 

3 / 5

AEW World Title Match
MJF (c) vs. Adam Cole

A great match with an even better story. Strong trying to get Cole to turn on MJF and him not doing it worked great. The close calls and what could happen from here had the crowd completely all in for this. 

4.5 / 5

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